Skip to comments.A great country deserves a great immigration system (Cornyn 2013 Op-Ed)
Posted on 02/14/2014 10:18:35 AM PST by jimbo123
Immigration reform is, at its core, a human issue. Good policy is driven by good data, but we must never lose sight of the fact that behind every statistic there is a person a son or a daughter, a mother or a father.
Last weekend, as I traveled through South Texas, I met some of these people. The stories they shared with me illustrate the humanity of the immigration debate that all sides must acknowledge.
In Rio Grande City, I met a young woman who came to Texas to escape persecution in El Salvador several years ago. She did so illegally, paying thousands of dollars to be smuggled across the border.
After arriving in Texas, she fell victim to the same man she had entrusted to bring her into the country. He beat her, raped her, and forced her into a life of prostitution. For years she endured this terror and misery, until she summoned the courage to reach out for help.
By the tragic standards of illegal immigration, some would say shes among the lucky ones. Unlike so many others, she survived the grueling trek through South Texas that has needlessly taken the lives of so many.
For ranchers in Brooks County, some 70 miles north of the border, the sight of illegal border-crossers traversing their land is routine.
In my short time there, I saw many.
Even so, it is often the migrants you dont see trudging through the brush that offer the most heart wrenching reminder of the dismal state of our immigration system.
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What he really means is “we’re fat enough, rich enough to tolerate rape, robbery, disease and unfettered pillaging or our traditional sovereignty to withstand during my pitiful lifetime”.
how about we have a great wall followed by a great door with a great turn style that would have great flow control to limit immigration during times of weak economy
He wants sob stories.
Look around the graveyards, view the dead at the hands of illegals.
Where is the compassion for your own countrymen, Senator?
Amnesty ain’t it!!
Tugging at heartstrings doesn't hide the fact that only a liar or a moron would claim that amnesty is the solution here. It will just encourage millions more to try their luck in just the way this woman did. The correct policy is
How credible is this his donors are hiring them?
Trial Lawyer Border Fence
Those caught hiring IA’s without proper vetting for legality to work in US can be liable in a court of law to victims of ID theft if victims identity was utilized in the employment of their worker.
Vote the bastard out of office!
cornholio is a lying pos.
Where is Cornyn’s compassion for all the victims of illegals drunk driving and child rapes?
I want the same immigration laws that Mexico has. If those laws are good enough for Mexico then they’re good enough for me!
(Note to the knee-jerk reaction crowd: You might want to know that Mexico has the most restrictive immigrantion laws in the entire Western Hemisphere.)
If this isn’t the final nail in this RINO’s box, I don’t know what will be.
NO MORE RINO’s LIKE McCORNYN!!
ABC = ANYBODY BUT CORNYN!
Shove it, Cornyn.
Bad argument; we can match him case for case of people being victimized by his precious wetbacks.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN US DESPITE ARRESTS ACCUSED OF DRUNK DRIVING DEATH
Allen and Debra VanHoozer are mourning the loss of their child, 24-year-old Heather, after an illegal immigrant who was not deported by U.S. authorities after a series of run-ins with law enforcement. The Mexican national was allowed to stay in the U.S. after numerous drug arrests, resulting in him allegedly killing the young woman by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
U.S. authorities claim they do not routinely deport illegal aliens for marijuana offenses; apparently they do not routinely deport people for being in the U.S. illegally, either.
Does anyone out there remember that the United States actually “owned and operated” the most successful immigration system in history?
Millions (literally) of people came to the USA, “tired, poor, yearning to be free”, and under a strict set of laws became immigrants to this great country. The children of the “tired, poor, yearning to be free”, were educated in the best education ever devised and became, proudly AMERICANS.
These new Americans fought and won 2 World Wars, built the industrial giant of the world, put men on the moon, and spread freedom around the world. All as a result of a immigration system that today is scorned.
Amnesty answers the desires of foreigners who wish to have the blessings of life in the United States, but without any desire to actually become Americans.
We do not need “Immigration Reform”. What this country requires, for its own survival, is a re-introduction of the most successful immigration system in all of history.
Cornyn is lying to his Texas voters on his Facebook page about
his debt ceiling vote.
What else has Cornyn been lying about?
Seal the f’n border you stoopid pansie Cornrow!
Why the Hell don't we just grant AMNESTY to everyone on the planet? They all DESERVE to be AMERICANS.
Just open the border and let everyone in. IT'S JUST NOT FAIR to let the illegals who are here in free without letting everyone on the planet in free.
We can pay for it. We're only 18 Trillion dollars in debt. We still have plenty of money to put all these people on the welfare rolls.
Bull. A great country deserves secure borders and visa control system that can deal with folks overstaying their welcome.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
His column was nothing but fluff, hyperbole, and gibberish.
Aside from the lack of enforcement of current law, senator, what exactly is wrong with our immigration system? We aren’t providing enough of a safety valve to the 3rd world? That is not in our interest. That is not what makes us the shining city on the hill. That’s what keeps us from being that shining city.
When are we just going to annex Mexico and get this over with. Then, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, etc... We’ll just be one big happy family then.
“Good policy is driven by good data, but we must never lose sight of the fact that behind every statistic there is a person a son or a daughter, a mother or a father.”
Senator, every son, daughter, mother or father that you’ve referred to is a criminal, first and foremost.